Early warning device against epileptic seizures, mothers adapting to post prison life, all-women repair service
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about an advance warning device able to detect epileptic seizures via smartphone, an initiative to assist mothers reentering society after being imprisoned and a repair service in South Korea founded by women to battle crime against women.
Early warning device to combat epileptic seizures developed in Israel
A new advance warning device developed by researchers from Ben Gurion University may significantly improve the lives of people experiencing epileptic seizures.
A woman-led initiative is helping new mothers adapt to post-prison life
Nina Porter gave birth while chained to her bed in Indiana Women’s Prison. She later founded the initiative Mothers on the Rise to help new mothers cope with day-to-day life on the outside.
Saltwater-grown vegetables could feed the world
A farm in Scotland has found a way to combat a shortage of freshwater and food – by growing vegetables in seawater.
French startup plans world’s largest insect farm to combat climate change
The French startup Ÿnsect farms mealworms in order to provide animal nutrition and fertilisers, and now plan to significantly enlarge their capacities.
UK farms are feeding their chickens with maggots as a greener alternative to soy
The high-protein insects are being used as a more responsible and economical alternative to the deforestation-linked crop.
Ikea expands recycling initiative to 27 countries
The Swedish furniture giant is increasing its buyback scheme for used furniture in an attempt to operate more sustainably.
3D soil maps used to improve sustainable farming
The digital mapping of agriculture increases resource efficiency and reduces emissions in the crop-planning process.
Artificial plants inspire fuel production from thin air
Researchers from Cambridge University have created artificial leaves designed to mimic photosynthesis.
Prize-winning dementia app designed by young Nigerian-Irish women
In the male-dominated software development industry, an app to support those with dementia will be launched this month.
A new all-women repair service tackles violent crime in South Korea
With many women uncomfortable with the idea of allowing male strangers into their homes, Ahn-Hyung seon aims to change the nature of repair services in South Korea.